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7. Why are the principles of Roman Catholic social teaching morally binding on all people and not just Roman C?

7.Why are the principles of Roman Catholic social teaching morally binding on all people and not just Roman Catholics?

8.How does the Second Vatican Council’s Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World and the United States Catholic bishops’ Economic Justice for All link faith with business?

9.For what three reasons does CST maintain that human work has an inherent dignity? What specific implications does this teaching have for American corporations?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Here is some background so that you can research your own answers.

    The seven major themes of Catholic Social Teaching are:

    • Life and Dignity of the Human Person

    • Call to Family, Community, and Participation

    • Rights and Responsibilities

    • Option for the Poor and Vulnerable

    • The Dignity of Work and the Rights of Workers

    • Solidarity

    • Care for God's Creation

    For more information, see: http://www.usccb.org/sdwp/projects/socialteaching/...

    Here is a short list of Papal and Vatican Documents on Catholic Social Teaching:

    • Rerum Novarum (On the Condition of Labor) -- Pope Leo XIII, 1891 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/leo_xiii/encycli...

    • Mater et Magistra (Christianity and Social Progress) -- Pope John XXIII, 1961 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_xxiii/encyc...

    • Gaudium et Spes (Pastoral Constitution on the Church in the Modern World) Vatican Council II, 1965 http://www.vatican.va/archive/hist_councils/ii_vat...

    • Laborem Exercens (On Human Work) -- Pope John Paul II, 1981 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/enc...

    • Sollicitudo Rei Socialis (On Social Concern) -- Pope John Paul II, 1987 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/enc...

    • Evangelium Vitae (The Gospel of Life) -- Pope John Paul II, 1995 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/john_paul_ii/enc...

    • Deus Caritas Est (God Is Love) -- Pope Benedict XVI, 2005 http://www.vatican.va/holy_father/benedict_xvi/enc...

    • Compendium of the Social Doctrine of the Church - Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, 2004 http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_counc...

    • With love in Christ.

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  • Padua
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    1 decade ago

    7. Truth binds us all. We all have consciences. The Vatican offers these teachings as advice to the rest of the World - they believe they should follow them because they believe in their hearts they recognise them as true.

    8. Am not qualified to answer. Have never heard of the "United States Catholic bishops’ Economic Justice for All" thing (Je suis Anglais)

    9. Ditto

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  • oliver
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    because the Vatican says so?

    does this social teaching also respect the rights of religious freedom as guaranteed in the US Constitution?

    Rerum Novarum etc. promises many rights, but what about that one?

    Get out of our government. Such imperialistic aggressiveness is undoing all pretenses to "interfaith dialogue" essayed during the last decades. We are not dhimmis to be extorted by neofeudal fascists.

    Robert C you are sorely mistaken.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    whether one likes it or not ,when the catholic church gives a ruling regarding "faith and morals " nothing else , all christians are bound by it., and some protestant pastors actually try and follow them

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  • 1 decade ago

    Probably because it all started with Catholicism.

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